Why quilters love Inklingo for the Jane Austen Patchwork
You can make a replica of the Jane Austen coverlet with just the JAPM book, but it is far easier with the Jane Austen Patchwork shape collection (PDF), so you can print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo.
1. Choice of Methods
When the Austen ladies were stitching their patchwork at Chawton, there were no sewing machines. English Paper Piecing (EPP)was a favorite choice.
However, Inklingo’s precise lines for stitching and cutting—perfectly printed on the fabric by the hundreds—make it easier than they could have imagined in the early 1800s.
If you prefer English Paper Piecing, you can print the Inklingo templates without seam alowances and cut several layers of paper at a time with a rotary cutter. (In addition to the shapes to print on fabric, every Inklingo shape collection includes the shapes without seam allowances for templates.)
I do not recommend English Paper Piecing for this design because it is faster, easier and more precise to sew this design by machine in diagonal rows, using the illustrated instructions in Jane Austen Patchwork Mystery.
2. Fussy Cutting!
You can Fussy Cut with Inklingo (See the 3 minute video.)
3. Simple to Decide How Much Fabric
There are diagrams in every shape collection which show how many shapes you can cut from a yard of fabric.
4. Easy to Cut
No measuring. No templates. Use a rotary cutter or scissors. No expensive cutting machines required—and there are stitching lines and matching marks printed on every shape!
5. Print scraps and Jelly Rolls
Monkey shows you how to print on Jelly Rolls on the All About Inklingo blog.
6. Even more reasons!
- Some quilters want to cut with scissors.
- Quilters love the accuracy of perfectly printed shapes without measuring.
- Quilters love having matching marks and stitching lines on every piece, so they can hand piece when they are on the go, and machine piece when they need speed.
- Quilters love the way Inklingo helps them use scraps.
- Quilters love the way Inklingo helps them estimate how much yardage to buy.
"It was a plan to promote the happiness of all." (Emma)
July 2010 Jane Austen variation on the blog
August 2011 Medallion fabric on the blog
LEARN TO HAND PIECE
The two-hour hand piecing lesson in Quilted Diamonds 2
is like taking a private lesson from me. The beautiful book and DVD are available again.
There are photo albums of my trips to Chawton, Bath and Winchester under the Jane Austen tab in the menu bar(above). "She could think of nothing better." (Emma, Ch 22)
APRIL 2010 Jane Austen's History of England is available online. All About Inklingo Blog
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